Don’t you love it when someone brings puppies into the council chambers as they did last night? It’s such a humanizer!
Or so Shelley Rizzotti thought when she came down to lobby the council for more money for her (entirely charitable?) dog concern over on Magnolia. Councilman Rogers was touching as well. He loves the puppies too!
A couple of people later on though made fun of this sentiment during first orals. We too got this comment a few minutes later:
I’m still not understanding why you do not like the dog lady. It really seems amazing what she’s doing and she’s a nice person
It’s probably not a real comment, but it deserved a correct response from us anyway. There’s a good point to be made about this meanspirited, dog lovin’ rescue crowd of ours in Burbank. Here it is:
We’ve all seen Rizzotti in operation, and she’s definitely not a nice person. She’s a rather nasty type. Just like her ex-husband.
I also don’t trust animal lovers who use their concern for their four-legged friends as evidence that they are more lofty, generous, and just plain noble than the rest of us. She does that, and she does it all the time.
Rogers was dipping into that too last night. He’s such a sensitive soul — he just loves those puppies. And he has no problem publicly declaring his love for all to see.
I’ve known too many of these local dog rescue types who are in fact quite unpleasant and nasty personalities in real life. They’re cold and awful to the people around them, but just love their animals.
Wonder how the animals feel about them.
We actually hold the Cesar Millan view of dogs. They’re not your personal friends and they’re not your children. And simply liking and caring about them doesn’t make you a more worthy, sensitive, desirable, or better person.
So keep them at home, and keep your feel-goodness to yourself.